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Meeting Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2006


spacer graphic spacer graphic spacer graphic spacer graphic PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD FINAL BOUNDARY ADOPTION MINUTES

Special Meeting/Workshop

  1. Call to Order - 5:10 p.m.
  2. Public Comments - None
  3. Attendance Boundary Recommendation Berkshire Elementary School B-2

  4. Minutes: This recommendation revises boundaries for Berkshire Elementary School.
    The school is currently undergoing a comprehensive modernization and is scheduled to re-open in August 2006 with capacity for 964 students.

    Boundary Study B-2 establishes larger boundaries for Berkshire Elementary School, while providing enrollment relief to Cholee Lake and Melaleuca elementary schools.

    Additional enrollment relief is planned in 2008 with the opening of two new elementary schools in the region: Royal Palm Beach area Elementary School 03-W, expected to provide relief for Cholee Lake, Cypress Trails, Equestrian Trails and Royal Palm Beach elementary schools and West Palm Beach area Elementary School 03-Y, expected to provide relief for Cholee Lake, C.O. Taylor/Kirklane, Forest Hill and Melaleuca elementary schools.

    A Community Input Meeting was held on September 27, 2005. Notification was provided to parents of students potentially affected by the changes, as well as principals of schools included in the boundary study and planning directors of potentially affected municipalities. A summary of comments received at the Community Input Meeting is attached.

    The committee reviewed an earlier version of the boundary study that would provide some relief to C.O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary School. However, the change would cause students who are currently in walking distance of C.O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary School to be bused to Berkshire Elementary School, and was not recommended.

    During discussions, the committee and staff considered providing additional relief to Cholee Lake Elementary School. However, the neighborhoods that would be added into the 2006 boundary change would likely be considered again for boundary change in 2008, so no other shifts were recommended.

    On October 6, 2005, the ABC unanimously recommended (8-0) Boundary Study B-2 for the Superintendent’s review.


    Motions:
    I recommend the School Board provide final approval of the Advisory Boundary Committee’s recommendation of Boundary Study B-2, establishing boundaries for the Berkshire Elementary School beginning in August 2006.    -0

    I recommend the School Board provide final approval of the Advisory Boundary Committee’s recommendation of Boundary Study B-2, establishing boundaries for the Berkshire Elementary School beginning in August 2006.    -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Debra Robinson
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  5. Attendance Boundary Recommendation Elbridge Gale Elementary School 02-U

  6. Minutes: This recommendation revises boundaries for the new Elbridge Gale Elementary School (02-U), located at 1915 Royal Fern Drive in Wellington.

    The school is under construction and is scheduled to open in August 2006 with capacity for 964 students.

    A temporary boundary was established for Elbridge Gale Elementary School in May 2005, in order to provide essential enrollment relief to Equestrian Trails Elementary School.

    The interim site opened in August 2005 on the campus of Wellington Landings Middle School with 283 students.
    Boundary Study U-1 establishes full boundaries for Elbridge Gale Elementary School, while providing enrollment relief to Discovery Key, Equestrian Trails and Panther Run elementary schools.

    Additional enrollment relief is planned in 2008 with the opening of three new elementary schools in the region: Royal Palm Beach area Elementary School 03-W, expected to provide relief for Cholee Lake, Cypress Trails, Equestrian Trails and Royal Palm Beach elementary schools; Wellington area Elementary School 05-B, expected to provide relief for New Horizons, Panther Run and Wellington elementary schools and West Boynton Beach area Elementary School 03-Z, expected to provide relief for Discovery Key, Hagen Road and Hidden Oaks elementary schools.

    A Community Input Meeting was held on September 15, 2005. Notification was provided to parents of students potentially affected by the changes, as well as principals of schools included in the boundary study and planning directors of potentially affected municipalities. A summary of comments received at the Community Input Meeting is attached.

    During the Community Input Meeting, parents from the Black Diamond development (SAC 156R) expressed opposition to the proposed change from Equestrian Trails Elementary School to Elbridge Gale Elementary School. Some parents indicated that they had only recently moved to the area and did not want children to change again, while others suggested that the mix of students from different housing types would not be appropriate for their children, and that other neighborhoods should be moved instead.

    On September 22, 2005, the ABC unanimously recommended (6-0) Boundary Study U-1 for the Superintendent’s review.


    Motions:
    I recommend the School Board provide final approval of the Advisory Boundary Committee’s recommendation of Boundary Study U-1, establishing boundaries for the new Elbridge Gale Elementary School (02-U) opening in August 2006.  -PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Bill Graham
      Second: Debra Robinson
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  7. Attendance Boundary Recommendation Boundary Line Revison SAC 284

  8. Minutes: The purpose of this recommendation is to clarify an issue regarding a boundary change notice published in February 2005. No current students are affected by this revision.

    In March 2005, the School Board approved a boundary changes for an area north of Atlantic Blvd. from Atlantic High School to Spanish River High School. The legal notice for the change described the eastern boundary line as “the centerline of El Clair Ranch Road, extended.” The correct description should have been “the section line between sections 14 and 15 township 46, range 42”.


    Motions:
    I recommend the School Board provide final approval of the Boundary Line Revision for SAC 284.-PASS
    Vote Results:
      Motion: Sandra Richmond
      Second: Mark Hansen
      Tom Lynch-Aye
      Sandra Richmond-Aye
      Paulette Burdick-Aye
      Monroe Benaim-Aye
      Mark Hansen-Aye
      Debra Robinson-Aye
      Bill Graham-Aye

  9. Adjourn - 5:15 p.m.

   
                                             
   
   
   
                                           
   

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